Content about Endocrine system

January 9, 2012

Drug maker Perrigo is buying a privately owned distributor of diabetes products, the company said Monday.

December 8, 2011

A combination of two insulins made by Novo Nordisk reduced abnormally low blood sugar in diabetes patients, according to study results presented at a medical conference.

December 1, 2011

In an effort to help advance the development of devices that automatically monitor blood glucose and provide proper insulin doses in people with Type 1 diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to help investigators and manufacturers as they develop and seek approval for these products.

December 1, 2011

Many people with Type 2 diabetes have managed to integrate the treatments they must take into their daily lives, but many do not reach their blood-glucose goals after they start insulin therapy.

December 1, 2011

A new study conducted by researchers at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that high blood-sugar levels may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

November 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new insulin-delivery system for Type 1 diabetes made by Tandem Diabetes Care, the company said Wednesday.

November 3, 2011

Novo Nordisk has donated $50,000 to an organization that raises awareness about diabetes and connects people living with it, the Danish drug maker said.

November 2, 2011

Drug maker Perrigo has filed for regulatory approval of a generic topical drug for treating testosterone deficiency, prompting a patent infringement suit from the branded version's manufacturer.

October 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a testosterone therapy made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.

October 20, 2011

A diabetes drug made by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for use with an insulin product made by Sanofi.

October 19, 2011

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has started a late-stage clinical trial program for a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

September 30, 2011

Novo Nordisk is seeking approval for two new insulin products, the company said Thursday.

September 27, 2011

Mass merchandiser Sam's Club is offering a free women's health screening in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the chain said Tuesday.

September 13, 2011

An insulin analogue made by Sanofi appears to work better in certain cases than competing treatments at reducing weight gain and controlling blood sugar among patients with Type 2 diabetes.

September 8, 2011

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and InnoCentive are calling for innovative ways to approach the discovery and development of a glucose-responsive insulin drug as a means to treat Type 1 diabetes.

August 30, 2011

More evidence may be needed to support research that implied that atmospheric pressure during airplane travel could influence the effectiveness of insulin pump devices, according to an editorial published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

August 12, 2011

Adding spices to a meal can help reduce insulin and triglyceride response, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition.

August 10, 2011

Soy isoflavone tablets do not appear to be associated with a reduction in bone loss or menopausal symptoms in women within the first five years of menopause, according to a report in the Aug. 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

August 1, 2011

Eli Lilly’s India division and Indian generic drug maker Lupin will distribute Lilly’s insulin products in India and Nepal under an agreement between the two companies announced Friday.

July 6, 2011

Patients with Type 1 diabetes using an insulin product made by MannKind expressed a better opinion about insulin therapy than those taking the standard treatment, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions.

June 29, 2011

A topical drug made by Eli Lilly restored testosterone to normal levels in men with abnormally low testosterone, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

June 28, 2011

A new study indicated that two insulin products made by French drug maker Sanofi lower blood-glucose levels to a greater extent than premixed insulin, and with improvements in quality of life and less hypoglycemia.

June 27, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug designed to prevent premature birth in pregnant women.

June 27, 2011

An insulin product made by Eli Lilly appears likely to be more cost-effective than long-acting insulin analog, according to a study presented Friday at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego.

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